The Arts

No matter what your life plans or career path, the arts help you to develop the skills you need to succeed: Communication and relational skills. Confidence and the ability to think on your feet. Creative thinking and physical dexterity. Critical thinking and public speaking. At Pitt, you can experience the arts and make progress toward your goal, whether it's becoming a world-renowned stage lighting expert or attending Harvard Medical School.  

Sofia Sandoval

“ Studying chemistry and studio arts has introduced me to a plethora of amazing ideas, perspectives, and people. Chemistry gives me the ability to understand the world; studio arts gives me the ability to communicate with the world. By pursuing both of these majors, I have developed an awareness for the world we live in and the impact we can make.”

—Pearl Galido (Studio Arts and Chemistry)

Read about Pearl's experiences pursuing both studio arts and chemistry while preparing to attend medical school.

Popular Majors

Students interested in the arts often explore such majors and minors as:

Career Choices

Recent graduates of the arts have gone on to exciting careers, with such titles as: 

  • Artistic director
  • Arts editor
  • Associate, Morgan Lewis Law Firm
  • Cinematographer 
  • Costume designer
  • Director of event technology
  • Doctoral student, Stanford University
  • Graphic designer
  • Medical school student, Harvard University
  • Professor
  • Senior director of higher education assessment, Educational Testing Service
  • Stage manager
  • Writer and producer